Friday, July 27, 2012

Camping 2012

A couple weeks ago marked our 3rd annual camping trip with my siblings.  And yet again, it did not disappoint.  The kids, 15 now between us, were super excited to hit the woods and water for the weekend and the grown ups were happy to oblige.  

All 15 cousins

For a family that never camped growing up (minus one memory of a tent in our backyard) I am pretty proud of the setup we somehow accomplish for the weekend.  We cram 1 camper and 5 tents on two lots and have a blast.

This year we talked Daddy into staying with us overnight (kinda tough to tell your pregnant wife you are going home to bed while she stays with your two sons) - so of course the air mattress was on the top of the packing list for Daddy and he was a great sport the entire weekend.

Chris has the tent setup and air mattress inflated within the first 20 minutes of setting up camp...priorities people!

We have to give proper thanks to Uncle Kathan and Aunt Beth who organize this every year and provide the boat and water fun...and this year was our first as a family to enjoy this aspect.  Quinton was old enough to stay the whole day and WANTED to be on the boat and tube the whole time.  Shayden on the other hand had to be convinced to just try the tube and thankfully loved every minute of it.

Both boys 1st tube ride and 1st boat ride...what a great memory.

All in all it was a wonderful time with my family and memories I will cherish with the boys always.  Thankfully the weather was awesome this year and the air mattress really was nice!  Here is the official family shot in front of the tent...and please be gracious in your judgement of me (sweltering heat and pregnancy don't treat me kindly in the looks department).

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Happy 2nd Birthday Quinton

Today marks another year for Quinton!  He is a very proud little two year old, even though half of the time if you ask him if he is two, he says "no".
While he has been sick all week, poor guy, he perked up for a quick visit to the toy store this morning and picked his birthday present out all by himself.  To our joy and  appreciation it was a lovely $5 plastic chainsaw...well done Quinton!

Tomorrow we celebrate with the family and hopefully a happy and healthy little boy.

Quinton, you are a complete joy!  You have the sweetest and also orneriest disposition.  You constantly share with Shayden and are always willing to love on others.  You are the best cuddler in the family and your early morning snuggles are priceless.  We are thoroughly enjoying watching your personality come through as you learn to voice your opinions and desires more and more.  We can't wait to watch you grow and become a big brother.  
All our love!

A few pics to mark the last 2 years...

1 day

6 months

1 year

1.5 years

2 years